UK posthumously honours Tenthani, Centre of Media Excellence at Poly named after departed  journo

United Kingdom has honoured departed journalist Raphael Tenthani as it will open a Raphael Tenthani Centre of Media Excellence at the Polytechnic College of the University of Malawi this year, according to High Commissioner to Malawi Michael Nevin.

Tenthani:  The muckracker was killed in a car crash

Tenthani: The muckracker was killed in a car crash

Tenthani, who died in a car crash on May 16  2015, worked as a journalist for various local and international news organisations, including British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Nyasa Times.

UK has named the media centre  Raphael Tenthani in recognition of the role he played in relation to promotion of freedom of expression in the country.

The Muckraker, as Tenthani was fondly known for his Muckraking on Sunday column published in The Sunday Times newspaper and Nyasa Times online, was was a global icon with a rare sense of humanity, and a great journalist.

Tenthani’s writing was so unique that he left the reader or listener with no option but admire the craftiness of the author.

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4 thoughts on “UK posthumously honours Tenthani, Centre of Media Excellence at Poly named after departed  journo”

  1. nick says:

    Good idea, Nevin, but it will take more than this to replace the Muckraker. I fear that his combination of elegant writing-style, great knowledge and courage, clarity of thinking, may be completely unique in Malawi.

  2. The Analyst says:

    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O
    Tenthani was in a class of his own. He had no match.
    . . . His writings; always relevant and current
    . . . His choice of words; crafty and catchy.
    . . . His critique; fierce and logical
    . . . Every sentence; full of wisdom
    . . . The advice he gave; rare, honest and pricess
    . . . Never emotional, clumsy or loud; as this crop of street and fly-by-night writers we have now.
    The Muckracker shall always remain my best.
    . . . I always envy those who had an opportunity to interact with his writings here. Some of us hadnt yet been born here then.
    ………………………………………………………………………………
    Sometimes, I look at all these nonsensical mishappenings in Malawi and wish the Muckracker was still here with us. All this muck . . .
    . . . APM’s strange failure to act and punish albino-hunters.
    . . . Govt’s failure to prosecute cashgate bigwigs)
    . . . et cetera, et cetera . . .
    could have been proportionately racked by The Great Muckracker, I can promise you.
    “APM has lost a very fierce and honest adviser in Raphael Tenthani.” – Henry Kachaje (commenting on his death).
    ………………………………………………………………………………
    . . . Truth is . . .
    “Good men must die. But death cannot kill their names.” – Dictionary of Proverbs
    . . . Now I understand that . . .
    “The goal of life is not to live forever; but to create something that will.” – Chuck Palahniuk
    . . . And the Muckracker did just that.
    O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O

    1. chodziwadziwa Bsc (Poly), Msc, PhD (Oxon) says:

      The Analyst, You summed it all and I could not write better than you did! Bravo

      1. The Analyst says:

        Thanks

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